Ex-Gay Organization Says Hollywood’s One-sided Portrayal of Gay Life is Damaging & Harmful
Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International, the largest evangelical network of former homosexuals in the world, says tonight’s Golden Globe awards is once again pushing the envelope with nominations for Brokeback Mountain and Transamerica — two controversial new movies centered around the issue of homosexuality and transexuality.
Chambers, himself a former homosexual, says that while some of the themes in both movies explore the unhappiness, pain and promiscuity in gay life, the overarching premise sends the wrong message to Americans about culture and sexuality.
“We hear from hurting individuals every day who are looking for answers beyond the culture’s one-sided ‘born-gay’ response to the issue of homosexuality,” said Chambers. “Messages like the ones emphasized these films only further add to their confusion and desperation.”
“Hundreds of thousands of men and women have rejected the notion that life must be dominated by our unwanted same- sex attractions and have found a way out of homosexuality through Jesus Christ,” said Chambers. “Our desire is to empower others with more information and offer the same hope for change that has brought life and freedom to us.”
Exodus International is a resource and referral organization with over 125 member ministries across North America. The organization has been in existence for 30 years and offers help to the over 400,000 people who contact the ministry each year.
Alan Chambers is available for interviews on this story. He is a national spokesperson on the issue of homosexuality and serves as President of Exodus International, the largest network of former homosexuals in the world. He has been interviewed by numerous mainstream media outlets across North America and Europe including Time magazine, ABC’s 20/20, MSNBC’s Buchanan & Press and NBC’s Nightline.